Fashion meets ethics with Beyond Skin
Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if every fashion label was ethical and cruelty-free? Beyond Skin stand out as an ethical fashion label that produce stylish footwear that is 100% vegan. Their motto is this – “Fret not! No humans, animals or small children are harmed in the making of our shoes!”
When so many brands sacrifice their morals in order to maximise profits, Beyond Skin encompass a refreshing philosophy – eco-friendly production and no exploitation of humans or animals, resulting in guilt-free fashion!
Beyond Skin was born in 2001 – its founders found that stylish footwear that was also cruelty-free was impossible to find, so they embarked on a quest to produce ethical and fashionable footwear. Their vegan shoes and boots are produced with environmentally friendly methods, whereas their vegetarian footwear is created from high-quality recycled fabrics in order to limit the company’s carbon footprint.
Beyond Skin have come a long way in less than ten years. With the help of a like-minded Natalie Portman, who wore Beyond Skin at the Golden Globes, Oscars and in V for Vendetta, the label has since received considerable attention in the media – with features in Elle, Grazia and Vogue.
Beyond Skin have now expanded into the world of accessories, selling purses as well as shoes. These exquisite little pieces fall exactly in line with the rest of Beyond Skin’s products – fashionable, yet completely ethically manufactured.
The Bella purse is hand-made with gold detailing and comes in an array of styles – zebra print, pink faux suede, a zig-zag pattern and more. These beauties can be worn as an evening clutch or used as an everyday purse. At £87, they’re not cheap, but perhaps that is the price of morals – think how smug you’ll feel every time you reach for your purse!
What next for the passionately ethical label? They have plans to produce a wider range of accessories including purses and handbags, and are also planning a menswear range for the future – your eco-conscious minds can relax now!
Beyond Skin offer worldwide shipping, including the US and Canada. You can find out more information by clicking here.